Live Event Logistics Acquires Reel Freight Solutions: A New Era in Film & Production Logistics

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Friday, 26 April 2024


Live Event Logistics is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Reel Freight Solutions. Reel Freight have been delivering specialised freight and logistics solutions across an extensive portfolio of feature films and television productions for over 22 years.


This strategic move marks another significant milestone in Live Event Logistics growth strategy and reinforces its commitment to providing bespoke, comprehensive logistics services to clients across all sectors of the entertainment industry.


Chris Woods, CEO said “LIVE was established in response to a growing demand that I saw to provide an enhanced, end to end freight and logistics offering to the entertainment market, with an initial focus on music touring.


Over time the business has expanded exponentially to service the specific and unique requirements of our clients across a range of live event verticals including music, production, theatre, broadcasting, sport, and experiential marketing.


We have worked with Reel Freight for some time and long respected the level of expertise, and reputation that John McGowen and Mark Flynn have carved out specifically across the film and TV markets. With the support of government funding there continues to be a strong demand for international productions to film in Australia, alongside the investment in, and appetite for development of domestic content.


There exists a unique opportunity to overlay the expertise in film logistics that Reel Freight provide, with the growing and global scope that LIVE has now established, and really take our collective logistics offering for film and TV to the next level.”


The acquisition of Reel Freight follows the purchase of Roadpro Event Services by Live Event Logistics in January 2023.


“We are excited to welcome Reel Freight to the Live Event Logistics family,” said Chris. “This acquisition aligns perfectly with our vision of becoming a premier provider of end-to-end entertainment logistics solutions. Together, we will leverage our combined strengths to maximise resources, improve efficiencies, and exceed customer expectations.”


Clients of Reel Freight can expect a seamless transition with no disruption to their services. John McGowen and Mark Flynn will continue to manage the day-to-day operation of Reel Freight, with the support of the Live Event Logistics brand and network, ensuring continuity and reliability for clients.


“We remain available and are personally committed to maintaining the high standards of service that our clients have come to expect,” said John McGowen. “This acquisition represents an exciting opportunity for us to enhance our capabilities and offer a broader range of solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients and the wider market”, added Mark Flynn.


The existing Live Event Logistics and Reel Freight Solutions teams will continue to operate business as usual under the directorship of Chris Woods.


Chris added “We are thrilled to have John and Mark on board and look forward to building on the amazing foundation of service that they have laid in servicing the film and TV industry”.




Live Event Logistics Pty Ltd is an Australian based Entertainment Freight specialist Company operating specifically within the Music Touring, Festivals, Live Arts, TV, Theatre, Exhibition, Live Broadcast and Performance spaces. We provide a range of in-house freight solutions and logistical support for all aspects of touring, production and a range of creative projects including Tour Trucking, Domestic Road and Air Freight, International Shipping, Carnet and Trade Documents.

Established in July 2017 the Live team has over 20 years experience in international and domestic and freight and event logistics, and over 20 years experience working with the live event sectors. The business has grown rapidly and now operates on a global scale servicing all areas of the world within an extensive network partners.

We are committed to delivering a range of custom freight solutions and specialised logistical support across a range of live event and creative industries, who share a common purpose – to engage and connect audiences.



Established in 2002 Reel Freight Solutions Pty Ltd is a specialised and established entertainment film logistics provider with an extensive portfolio of feature films and television productions.

Drawing on decades of experience from the entertainment industry, we are able to deliver on all your complex and time critical freight and logistics requirements.

Our client base reflects our expertise & ability to meet the specific needs of your television and film production anywhere in Australia or around the world. 



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